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Over the course of their career, the Stone Temple Pilots were compared to bands like Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains, but STP, as they're also known, were able to create a sound all their own. Get your Stone Temple Pilots tickets now and experience one of the most legendary hard rock bands ever.
The Stone Temple Pilots were essentially formed because of a girl. Lead singer Scott Weiland met bass player Robert DeLeo at a concert in Long Beach, CA, and they connected over the fact that they had dated the same woman. They decided to start their own band named Mighty Joe Young with additions of drummer Eric Kretz and Robert DeLeo's brother Dean on guitar. After discovering the name Mighty Joe Young was being used, they adopted the name Stereo Temple Pirates before officially changing it to Stone Temple Pilots. They immediately entered the studio and began recording their debut album.
Core (1992) was released in September and the band immediately began seeing success from the album. The fanbase they had built around the Los Angeles area began to multiply around the country with the album peaking at #3 in the US and going multi-platinum. Thousands of fans bought Stone Temple Pilots tickets in support of the group as they toured with the likes of Megadeth and Rage Against the Machine in 1993.
The Stone Temple Pilots' follow-up album Purple dropped in 1994 and immediately shot to #1. Featuring singles like "Big Empty," "Vasoline" and "Interstate Love Song," Purple sold over three million albums only months after its release. The next few albums by the Stone Temple Pilots all reached the Top 10 with the bands popularity never waning. But in 2003, the Stone Temple Pilots parted ways, as each of the members joined different projects, including Velvet Revolver and Army of Anyone.